Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Policy on Academic Integrity

All work in a course, unless the course is explicitly designed for team projects, must be completed solely by the student who submits the work. Students are encouraged to collaborate while learning the material but must complete each assignment on their own.

A student who submits an assignment in violation of academic integrity may, at the discretion of the faculty of record for that course, receive a zero for that assignment or be asked to complete the assignment again. The violation may also be submitted to the CSUB Coordinator of Student Discipline & Judicial Affairs.

Violations to academic integrity include but are not limited to:

o using any form of notes during a closed notes exam
o getting/giving aid to another student during an exam
o copying material verbatim and calling it your own
o downloading papers or solutions to assignments 
o soliciting assistance to complete an assignment
o obtaining unauthorized solution manuals or solutions
o copying another student's document or code in whole or in part
o giving your work to another student who then submits it 
o copying written material without citing it properly
o submitting a paper from another course without prior approval

Computer science students are expected to take reasonable precautions to safeguard their own code by setting permissions on source directories to 700.

Academic honesty extends to computer use. All students are expected to adhere to the department's Acceptable Use Policy.